Black Cultural Center
Scope and Contents
Records of the Black Cultural Center include planning materials, programming and event notices, correspondence and administrative files.
- created: 1979-
- Berea College (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Use
Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.
Language of Materials
In 1983, Berea College established the Black Cultural Center (BCC) with the philosophy that true integration and equality cannot happen without awareness, understanding, and appreciation of black culture. Over three decades later, the philosophical foundation of the Black Cultural Center has not changed and it continues to support the historic commitments of Berea College – in particular the commitment: “To assert the kinship of all people and to provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites as a foundation for building community among all peoples of the earth.” The mission of the Black Cultural Center is to provide services that support the needs of African American people at Berea College including co-curricular programs, leadership development, intercultural/interracial understanding opportunities, academic excellence strategies, and other experiences. The Center also provides services to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of Black students.
Arrangement of materials is roughly by date.
Guide created March 2018 with the assistance of Caitlin Hodgson, Archives Student Assistant.
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